At Al-Khair school we place great importance on the spoken word. The children are all taught public speaking skills. The focus is placed on reciting poetry, reading aloud and speaking about a topic which the children are interested in. We have also introduced debating and interview skills to help prepare the upper years when they make the transition to secondary school. The teaching of public speaking helps develop confidence in the art of oracy and overcome inhibitions when speaking in front of an audience.